Hi Friends,
We have landed in Boston after three days in Memphis, glad to be home!

I had a MRI yesterday. My Doctors take pictures of my brain every eight weeks to make sure my medicine is working. It is!  The imaging revealed that the tumor is a little smaller than it was in September and much smaller than when I arrived at Judy’s in June. This is the best news we could have heard … Boo-Yah!

I really want to thank our friend Pam for coming into Judy’s (on her day off) to say hi.  She follows the blog and knew we were there – A trip to Memphis wouldn’t be the same without seeing Pam!

We had a blast at the Grizzlies game last night, even though the Celtics couldn’t get their first win. Those guys are huge and wicked fast! Sitting court side was so cool, thanks Gorman!

John and Dad at Celtics Grizzlies Game 110413

Life lessons from John: Appreciate everyday and if the defense gives you an open shot, take it!


Love you all!


35 thoughts on “GOOD NEWS!

  1. Glad to hear the good news. I was a nurse at Tufts who took care of your dearest great grandmother Irene. I have been following your blog since the beginning. You are the best!!!

  2. John, your life lessons could not be more right on! We knew that your strength and bravery would pay off! Keep on kicking that tumors butt! We love you!

  3. Hi John and fam, You just made my day with your awesome, fabulous, terrific, great news! So glad you had a good trip and that you got to see a Celtics game. We all love you! Lynn C. Smith, UNH Alumni Association

  4. See, all the wishes from the flags worked and will keep on working if you keep on snagging them in the wind!! Great news and keep on SMILING! You are a tough strong boy!

  5. YAY!!!! That IS good news!!!! You just keep doin’ what you’re doin’ and little by little you will beat this thing!! I know I’m not a doctor but I think I could’ve saved you a trip and told you that it was significantly smaller than your first visit there! Just looking at the pictures will prove that!! Sick kids don’t go jumping off if limos 😉 That is so awesome!!!! Glad you had a great trip!

  6. Dear John, Though I follow your progress all the time I have not taken the time to write to you lately. I am so happy for the wonderful report of the shrinking tumor. We will keep praying for all of you and the doctors. We are so thankful for the success of the many fund raisers. Please give my love to Brad and Daryl. Sorry I haven’t seen them this summer. Best wishes to your whole family and keep up the great progress!! We all love you. Lynne Placey

  7. Mrs. Anderson shared the news with me earlier today, I think we both walked a little lighter today and had big smiles on our faces. You never stop amazing me, keep on rocking!!!!!

  8. Yay such great news! Love this picture – Sheila Mone and I kept flipping over to the game during “The Voice” commercial breaks to try to see you (okay, we are more Cee-Lo fans than Celtics fans admittedly) but we were thinking of you the whole time! Much love to you and your mom &dad!

  9. What great, great news, John!!! Your Uncle Pete’s family, the Olmsteds, McCulloughs and Dohertys are all rooting for you and your team!!!!
    Hugs, Uncle Pete’s Mom

  10. Such great news John!!! I’m sure your doctors were excited with the awesome news as well… We watched the game last night, but we couldn’t find you… Glad you’re back home little man and hope you have fun at school tomorrow…

  11. Fabulous news John and as always, thanks for taking the time to share your updates and pictures-you just made our day!! 2Thumbs up from The Pikes 🙂

  12. WOW- Nice work John-all that hard school work you’ve been doing must be filling your brain with smarts & pushing that yucky tumor right out!! Keep up the great work! SO HAPPY to hear your good news! (& I see you on the sideline with dad in this picture!) BUT HEY- where is MOM?? Is she ON THE COURT WITH THE CELTICS??!!

  13. HOORAY!!!! Great news indeed! You’re so tough, just like those C’s! How’s that loose tooth coming along? Welcome back home!

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